Deadliest Journeys – Haiti: Hell in Paradise

Aug 23, 2023 | Environmental, Videos

Haiti is an impoverished and isolated country located in the Caribbean Sea. Few roads traverse the nation, making transportation difficult, especially for those living in remote parts of the country. The 80 kilometers between Gonaïves and Môle Saint Nicolas in the north-east is a perfect example; it often takes up to ten hours to make the journey via a single bus that provides no respite from the bumpy streets.

The absence of infrastructure has exacerbated Haiti’s poverty, leaving many without access to food, shelter or medical care. This challenging reality is magnified by frequent natural disasters which cause even further destruction and loss of life.

But despite these struggles, Haitians have remained resilient and continue to persevere despite tremendous difficulties. To understand more about this vibrant culture and its people, viewers can watch the documentary ‘Haiti: The Long Road Home.’ Featuring interviews with everyday Haitians discussing their struggles and successes, this film offers an intimate glimpse into Haitian life. It also shines a light on both past tragedies as well as ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure and economic stability in what remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

So if you want to learn more about Haiti’s history and stories that are rarely told, then watch ‘Haiti: The Long Road Home.’ This documentary will open your eyes to a fascinating part of our world that is often neglected – but deserves attention nonetheless.

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David B